Dec 21, 2015

What Is Factory Reset Protection And Google's 72-Hour Lockout In Android Lollipop

Back in March 2015, Google introduced 'Factory Reset Protection' a security component of 'Device Protection' for the android 5.1 Lollipop which also works on some phones running android 5.0 (5.0.1 and 5.0.2). It can also be found in android 6.0 Marshmallow. As we all know that any android phone that we use requires a Google account which allows us to access all the Google apps on a single android smartphone. In the case of theft, this account is the only way to track a stolen android smartphone.


Prior to the introduction of 'Device Protection' (which is still not available in android KitKat and lower android versions), anyone having your phone was able to reset it to factory settings by doing a hard reset in android system recovery mode. So, these phones at that time were not hard reset-proof. Google's idea behind implementing the 'Device Protection' feature is to make them hard reset-proof. So no one can use it even after a factory reset in recovery mode.

factory reset protection in android lollipop

Google launched android 5.1.1 with 'Factory Reset Protection' which is a security component of 'Device Protection' followed by another security feature i.e. Google's 72-hour lockout. Both  of these security features are automatically activated on a locked bootloader right after an unauthorized attempt to reset your android phone.

How Does Factory Reset Protection Works On Android Lollipop And Android Marshmallow

Whenever you reset your android Lollipop/Marshmallow smartphone in android system recovery mode then everything is deleted except the previously synced Google account. This situation is automatically followed by a 72-hour device lockup. Now when FRP is activated then during phone setup Google will ask you for the previously synced Google account credentials to verify account ownership. Without entering the account information, you can not unlock the android phone. And the bad news is that once the FRP is activated then you have to wait for full 3-days. So that you can unlock the phone with your Google account.

But even Google and Android Police says that the 72-hour lockout is only initiated if a password change is encountered. But it is active by default. You can read about the Android Police article here and for Google Support go here.

Update: The lockout period has now been changed to 24 hours which previously was 72 hours. So you can now unlock the phone after a complete one day period.

Why You Have To Wait For 72-Hours Before You Can Unlock Your Phone


The logic is simple. Suppose someone grabs your phone and performs a hard reset. This person can be a thief. Now when he performs a hard reset, then the phone records this unauthorized attempt. It stores this information somewhere in the internal storage. Now when the device boots up it automatically asks for Wi-Fi network and this step can not be skipped.

When the phone is connected to the network it sends this stored info to Google servers. On receiving this info, Google takes action by locking your phone for 72-hours. During this time, a thief can not use your phone. And it does not matter whether he knows your password or not because entering right credentials during this lockout period is of no use.

Actually, Google is giving you 3 days to take control of your account if someone gets your android phone, performs a factory reset and possibly changes your password. So during this 72-hour lockout period, you can recover your account and change the password again to make the situation even harder for the thief. Without entering the right Google account information, the thief can not even use the phone. He can only use the phone as a paperweight.

How Can You Unlock The Phone After Factory Reset Protection Is Activated

Factory Reset Protection also troubles the genuine owners once it is activated. Because you have to wait for complete 3-days, so that you can use the phone again. If you are trapped in Google's 72-hour lockout then follow the tips below to unlock your phone.
  • Just sit back and relax for full 3 days.
  • Use the same Wi-Fi router to login into your account from your phone.
  • For the first 2 days keep logging into the locked android phone with your previously synced account and new password. Use the same Wi-Fi router or network.
  • On the final third day login into the phone only after the 72-hours are over.
  • Your account and password will be accepted this time and phone will be unlocked.
  • Now you have to go through the normal android setup after the phone is unlocked.
Warning: - Never delete your Google account which is being used by a locked android phone. If you do this your phone can never be unlocked.

Can You Bypass Factory Reset Protection On Android Lollipop

There is exactly no way to do this. However, Samsung phone's were shown to bypass this protection feature by using an OTG flash drive. This OTG flash drive contains an app that launches the device's 'Settings'. From 'Settings' it is possible to unlock the bootloader. Then again performing a hard reset bypasses this security.

Can You Disable Factory Reset Protection On Android Lollipop And Android Marshmallow

Yes, you can disable it. Just go to 'Settings>Developer Options'. Here enable 'Allow OEM Unlocking'. When this option is enabled you can freely perform a hard reset. Factory Reset Protection will not be activated. But, I won't recommend you to do this. Because if a thief gets your phone with an unlocked bootloader then he can use your phone after doing a factory reset in recovery mode. It is up to you whether you want to disable it or keep it always enabled.

How To Play Safe With Android's Factory Reset Protection

I know that this security feature sometimes becomes an overkill for the real owners of android phones. Because they can't use the phone for 3-days once this protection is activated. Disabling this security feature is not recommended. Below are some tips to prevent this security feature from troubling you.
  • Always 'Factory Reset' the phone from the Settings.
  • Always remember your Google account details.
  • If you have changed the password, then do not factory reset the device.
  • Never delete the associated Google account.

I think, I have covered the topic in detail. If you have any questions regarding the Factory Reset Protection then ask via comments.


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191 comments:

  1. what if you deleted the account and then recovered it?

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    1. I can't trust Google in this situation. There is nothing exact that I can say about this. If you delete the account and then recover it then who knows, Google may start treating that recovered account as a new one and your phone may not be unlocked. So, better be on safe side its not a thing to play.

      If you have locked out of your phone then have patience for 3 days and get it unlocked thereafter.

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  2. what if i have deleted my google account. Should i take my phone to Samsung service center with the proof or should i contact my service provider or google.

    Basically my scenario is due to some reason i wanted to reset all my passwords once. so, what i did is first I did reset my gmail password and then the facebook password and finally my i changed my mobile PIN. as soon as i tried to unlock my mobile PIN, it started prompting saying its an incorrect PIN though i gave the right PIN. so, my final option was to Factory Reset.
    SO no am stuck, am unable to login. what am i suppose to do.. when i try to login to my phone, it says please login with the Owner's account. I am the ownerr...

    Please help me am panicking.

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    1. There are following possibilities.

      1. If you have deleted the account then try to recover it through google account recovery. Well google account recovery is very hard process. Google will test you to check that you are the owner of that deleted account. You have to provide full information. Use the same laptop, desktop and IP address to recover as it will greatly help since Google records the IP and MAC address of your device.

      2. If you are unable to recover your account then final option is to go to Samsung service center and take the bill along with you. If you have lost the bill then go to the place from where you bought the phone and get a duplicate bill.

      Well taking the phone to service center is a better option because you have deleted your Google account and recovery alone takes 3 days, so after 3 days you may need to wait again for 72 hours initiated by FRP. And there is no guarantee that Google will re-instate your account if you do not provide enough information.

      This problem will be fixed by Samsung service center. No need to worry.

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    2. How samsung service center do that...
      I take my phone withount any bill or single document i mean as stranger and they did it for rs 250... i mean whats the security in this

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    3. Are you the legal owner of the phone that you are having?

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  3. I m having the same problem. Soafter 72 hrs do I have to put in the new passward which I changed recently or the old one which I entered when I bought the phone?

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    1. You have to put the new password to unlock the phone. But it will work only
      after the 72 hours are over since you changed the password.

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  4. My boyfriend is currently experiencing this situation with his Samsung 6 Edge +. He did a factory reset on his phone, when it restarted it asked for a Gmail email that was previously on the phone that he no longer uses, he doesn't remember the password, and the phone number associated with the gmail account is his old straight talk phone number so we cannot receive an sms with the passcode to redo his password. We've searched forums, tried to find a phone number to physically call google, but nothing. Basically, he's carrying around a brick of a phone that we cannot get in to. We bought the phone brand new @ Christmas. He's been the only owner. I've watched the youtube video suggestions, read this thread, but I do not know what to do. We are on day 2.5 of this mess. What else can we do? THe other recovery option for gmail is asking for when he last used the email, who he frequently emailed, and things that he simply doesn't remember. Are there any options for us besides throwing it under a bus? Will we be able to get into the phone after the 72 hour lockout without knowing his password? We are at a loss.

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    1. I want to say something about this.

      Since you do not have the password then it will not be possible to unlock the phone. Also you can't recover your Gmail account from Google account recovery since it asks a lot of info as you mentioned.

      So, there is only one option left. Take your phone, get the original bill and go to Samsung service center. Tell them your problem and show them the bill which will prove you or your friend as the original owner of that phone. They will flash your phone to remove this lock.

      Actually FRP is a nightmare for thieves but original owners need not worry as far as they have bill. Your phone will be unlocked by Samsung service center, don't worry.

      You can follow the procedure above and then tell me the status later.

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    2. Here is a video which shows how to bypass Galaxy S6 Edge+ FRP with OTG. You can check whether it works for you.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbc2YhjgDX4

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  5. My husband purchased a brand new note 5 less than 2 months ago at ATT. He set up finterprint then a few hours ago it just stopped working. He couldn't remember his back up fngerprint password. Phone then asked for Google password but it kept saying it was wrong.so he changed his google/Gmail password online but he still couldn't get into his phone. So he decided to do a factory reset. All seemed ok until it asked for Google account info...he put in new info but it just keeps taking him back to same screen. Question is after 72 hours can he get in with his Gmail email address and the NEW Gmail password or does he need the old one he had when he set up his device?... cause he has no clue what it was.. Please help!!! Thanks you!

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    1. You have to wait full 72 hours. After these 72 hours you can unlock your phone with the new password. Not to worry a lot.

      But please note, you can only unlock your Note 5 with the previously synced Google account. I mean to say that, you have to login with the same account that was present in the phone prior to factory reset. You can't just login with any other account.

      If you have that old account then wait for full 3 days and after that login with that account with new password. You don't need the old password anymore.

      Also note that you should not change the password during these 72 hours otherwise it may re-activate the FRP for another 72 hours.

      Have patience and unlock your phone after 3 days. Don't forget to reply after unlocking your phone. If you have any queries then comment here anytime, I'll help you.

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  6. Hello
    I have the same problem on umi rome phone, my son has forget the gmail and the pasword witch was just used on google account.
    We have done the hard reset and now we do not know what to do ??
    please can you help us

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    1. Take the phone to the service center for re-flashing. That's all you can do right now to unlock the phone.

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    1. How did you do it without the Google account? Did you reflash the phone? Or have tried other tricks?

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  8. hi,
    I instal the the IUNI rom and then I have go true the google account with the new email and password then I again do the hard reset and push the lolipop rom to the phone.
    When I instal I have again get to the point where I must insert the email and pasword and then I put this new email wich I put when I instal the IUNI rom.
    And thet I solved the problem.
    NOW I WRITE DOWN THE EMAIL AND PASWORD :)

    REGARDS

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  9. Hi I have locked myself out after a hard reset. I changed the Google password on the phone via my sim signal because I had issues with the wifi not working (which is why I did the reset) you said I need to log into my Google account using the same wifi router I used to change my password so given I did not use the wifi am I likely to have a problem after the 72 hrs are up? Also if I try to log in before the 72hrs will that reset the 72 hrs again

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  10. Hi I have locked myself out via the hard reset, forgot my password and changed it but not via wifi as was having trouble with the wifi (which was the reason for the hard reset) you say I should log into Google via the same wifi router each day but as not done via wifi will this cause problem? Also if I try to log in before the 72hrs will this mean the 72hrs is reset and I have to wait another 72hrs?

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    1. 1. It's not necessary to use the same router. You can use any Wi-Fi network.
      2. You can keep logging in during the 72 hours but it will not restart the process. Only a factory reset starts over the process.

      My Advice: Just keep the phone at a safe place and let the 72 hours to pass. After that you can login. Share your status after these 3 days.

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  11. So for this to unlock does it go by when the phone was reset or when the password was reset? Someone told me not to try to log in within the 3 days because the 72 hours will reset? Please let me know

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    1. Only factory reset starts over the process not attempting to login. You can unlock the phone after 3 days by using the same google account.

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  12. I am having this issue will I be able to log in after the 72 hrs when I reset my password or when I reset the phone? Someone told me if I try to log in before the 72 hours are up it will start over please let me know thank you.

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    1. It doesn't start over when you keep trying to login during 72 hours. However doing so is not required. You can wait for 72 hours and after this time period is over you can gain control over your phone with the same account and password that you used before.

      However if you do factory reset during the 72 hour period then it will start over the process.

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    2. I have waited 84 hours and it is still telling me to wait 24 hours after resetting my password. What next? It is BS, with an iPhone I can log into my iCloud and remove the device, not with this POS Android

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    3. If you keep resetting the password then you can't login. Just wait 24 hours from the time you last reset your password.

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  13. Sir can i ask if the one that i input on "Need help finding your account?" is the one that i previously synced? because i manage to enter the first name and last name and searched it then gmail account prompt then i input password but suddenly it keep saying that this is not owners account? can i manage to log in 72 hours if i cant manage to synced can google will give me new account? Thank you in advance for answering my question!

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    1. If you have details of previously synced Google account then you can unlock the phone. Otherwise reflash the phone.

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  14. I had the same issue. Yesterday i sold my sony z4 tablet (android 6) just with a factory reset.The buyer tried several times with his google account.I told him to wait for 3days and come back to my home to activate it again. i will share my status here. thanks for the article.

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    1. Thanks. If you could have performed factory reset from the settings menu then factory reset protection could haven't been initiated.

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  15. I'm dealing with this issue with a nexus 6 , I had to emails linked to it both logged on it previously, does it matter which since I only changed the password on 1 and its it's been 4 days and nothing . I've read some say even after the time it still remains stuck ,I even spoke with Google, what would be the next step if it remains locked after 72?

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    1. You should use the account that was first setup on the phone. Don't use the second account it will not work. Changing the password will again automatically activate frp for 3 days. So, just wait 3 days and use the new password. It will unlock. If nothing works try reflashing your nexus with stock rom.

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  16. because i manage to enter the first name and last name and searched it then gmail account prompt then i input password but suddenly it keep saying that this is not owners account?

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    1. This is not gonna work this way. It doesn't matter what first or last name you enter. Google will only show you the associated email with that name just for identification. It can only be unlocked with the previously synced Google account. If you have a Samsung phone then try to reflash it with odin.

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  17. I accidentally hard reset my phone while it was on and I can't get my phone (which was fully charged at the time) to turn on regardless of the combination of buttons I tried. Is it possible that the 72 hour lockout is contributing to my inability to start up my phone?

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    1. No Google's FRP can't shut down your phone permanently. Connect the charger to see whether the phone charges or not. If it doesn't either battery or the phone has some problem.

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  18. It certainly would be nice to see some folks come back and comment with success or fail - as directed in your FREE advice! LOL! I'll try to remember! 72 hours and counting...

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    1. If your phone is not unlocking then your password is wrong or you are using the wrong email. Before posting this article I have tested FRP on android 5.1 two times. I waited 72 hours and after that I unlocked the phone with the new password. But during these 72 hours never change your password otherwise FRP lock will restart from that moment.

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  19. i reset my google password twice the same day on my android 5.1 device on 17th and it locked me out. i have tried accessing it today being 21st July several times with the new password and previously synchronized gmail account but it is not unlocking or passing beyond the google reset page loop. please assist me on what to do since its beyond the 72 hours.(i deactivated the display captcha from my google account on pc for my device that same day. i do not know whether its because this on changing the password twice that is not allowing me access to my device)

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    1. Changing the password resets the 72-hour clock. If you change the password anytime then wait for full three days. Double check whether you are using the previously synced email or not. Which phone you are using?

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  20. I have this same problem Frp! Can Service Center can solve this under warranty period?

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  21. Hello can you help me please. After the 72 hour wait, will google just accept my new password? I changed it. Will it ask for a verification, confirmation? Will it send a text code? If so how to view it if my phone is still locked? Or will it just take in the new password? thanks

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    1. Yes your new password will be accepted after three days. But don't change password again during these 3 days otherwise the FRP will reset to day 1 and you have to wait for another 3 days. If you keep doing these your password may not be accepted further. So, just wait.

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    2. Thanks for your reply. I waited for 3 days, (didn't change password again), but still it wont accept the new password, it just kept coming back to "this device was reset. to continue sign in with a google accout previously synced on this device". what to do?

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    3. Are you sure that the email account you used is the only one that was previously synced with the phone. Did you use more than one Google account on your phone? If its a Samsung phone then try reflashing the phone with stock rom using odin.

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    4. See the official Google support page for FRP at this link.
      https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6172890?hl=en

      It says "You can enter information for any Google Account that has been added to the device. If you can't give this information during the setup process, you won't be able to use the device at all after factory reset."

      So if your device is not unlocking then you are not sure about the Google account that was previously synced.

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  22. I have micromax canvas a1 . I have hard reset it (with the keys) after reset. I followed the steps connected to wifi , Then I get this two options :
    if you use another device , you can quikly copy your current setup to this MIcromax AQ4501

    1) Copy Google account, app and data from your other device.
    2) No, Thanks


    When I click on no thanks and next button its is showing Google App Has stopped .


    If I skip the wifi connection . It asks for my first name and last name . after that I am in. Atleast I am able to make call and receive call . But not able to do anything else.
    I am able to go to settings add account but not able to add account.
    What should I do ? Should I switched off the phone for 3 days and try again or should I continue using phone for calling and try after 3 days .

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    1. If you are able to make and receive calls then this is not FRP. I would like to see screenshots where you are unable to add a Google account. You can post a screen recording and screenshots on our facebook page.

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  23. sir i have valid samsung warranty card...can this problem be fixed in samsung care ceter within an hour without having to wait for 3 days

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    1. Yes, you can take your phone to Samsung service center without needing to wait for 3 days.

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  24. Thanks for trying to help with this frustrating issue. However, your article is EXTREMELY confusing. You don't say when does the 72-hour timer start. Is it after you change the password or after you do the reset? Also you keep using 3 FULL DAYS and 72 hours interchangeably. These are two completely different time frames! Jesus, you're making the issue even more frustrating than it already is.

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    1. Detailed clarification is below.

      1. FRP initiates automatically when a factory reset is done. If after the reset you do a password change then it may restart. Suppose you did a factory on 5 Aug then you will be able to unlock it on 8th Aug. But if you changed the password on 6th Aug then you will be able to unlock on 9th Aug and so on. I am not sure about this since Google has not specified anything about this security lock. You can check this official Google page.

      https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6172890?hl=en

      2. 3 days and 72 hours both are same. 1 day has 24 hours so 3 days equal to 72 hours. So there should be no confusion.

      3. The FRP lock can be unlocked in 24 hours now not 72 hours. Suppose you did a factory reset from recovery mode at 8 PM Tuesday then you can unlock the phone on Wednesday 8:01 PM.

      Google says on its official page " If you reset your Google Account password and need to do a factory reset, wait 24 hours after changing your password to reset your device. For security purposes, you can't use an account to set up a device after reset if that password was changed within 24 hours."

      However the FRP lock activates automatically after a hard reset. It doesn't matter whether you changed the password earlier or not.

      So, Google itself is making this confusing.

      If you want to get rid of it permanently then go to "Developer Options>OEM unlocking". Just enable this option to disable frp lock. If you have a Samsung phone then removing FRP lock from it just couple of seconds away.

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    2. Hello dear... can you please give me detailed clarification of your last lines "If you have a Samsung phone then removing FRP lock from it just couple of seconds away." I mean is there any trick ?
      Thanks

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  25. HI. I changed my google password during hard reset on my LG phone. So when the 72-hour period ends, I have to use this new password? Thanks

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    1. Yes you have to use the new password. The lock is now only active for 24 hours.

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  26. While doing a hard reset, I changed my password because I thought that would helped. Now I am stuck in the verify account loop. After the 72 hour period, I should use the new google password right or the old one?

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    1. You should use the new password. And the FRP lock is now for 24 hours not for 72 hours.

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  27. After 72 hours if the phone is unlocked, will the data remain in my phone like pics, videos, apps etc ????

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    1. No, because you already had done the factory reset.

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    1. Just use your previously synced Google account with new password. If nothing works search in Google "Root junky Samsung".

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  29. Should i switch off my phone during those 72 hours?
    One question though, i changed my password from my pc and immediately factory reset my S7 edge without logging in with my new password on the phone, can i login with my new password after 72 hours?

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    1. It is 24 hours now not 72 hours. Yes you can unlock the phone with new password. Check after 24 hours if doesn't work then check after 72 hours (3 days). And update me about your unlock status.

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    2. Sure, mate. But should i switch off my phone during this period?

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    3. Yes you can switch off the phone. There's no use of keeping it switched ON during this lockout. Try after 24 hours and do update me about the unlock status.

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    4. I bought an used samsung note 5 from friend, I have performed factory reset to wipe all his data. Recently the phone is stuck /locked.
      Should I ask my friend for the account at first time he signed in?
      Should he change his old gmail account password ?
      What should I prepare to unlock this phone?
      Please help me to find out.

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    5. No need to change password. Just wait 24 hours and use the same account that was being used prior to factory reset. An do update me about your status after 24 hours.

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  30. Yeah, 24 hours it is and my phone is unlocked... Thanks mate

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    1. Its great to hear. You can share this article with your friends if they have any question about Google FRP.

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  31. I Want To Reset My Phone J7 2015 Marshmallow By Recovery...

    What Should I Do Now To Prevent FRP ?

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    1. Go to Settings>Developer Options. Here enable "OEM Unlocking". If you enable this then FRP will not be activated after hard reset. If developer options is not visible then go to "Settings>About phone". Here find "Build Number" and tap it ten times to unlock "Developer Options".

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    2. Are You Sure That Hard Reset After Enabling OEM Unlock Option In Samsung J7 Will Not Lock FRP ?
      And What If I Do Hard Reset With Enabling The Option And Still It Will Lock FRP then What will i do then ?

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    3. When you enable OEM unlocking then a popup will open on your phone stating "Device Protection Feature Will Not Work". So I am sure about if you hard reset after enabling oem unlocking then FRP will not be activated.

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  32. Hi , purchased a Sony Z5 and the previous owner naturally reset the phone , its been three days now and i have input his google account details but still cannot get past this stage , can you help please

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    1. Are you getting this error "The device was reset, please sign in with the previously synced Google account"?. First of all if this is the problem then entering the right Google account info will unlock the phone after 24 hours of reset. If it doesn't unlock your account details are wrong or there could have been multiple accounts on that phone. In this case the account which was added first on the phone will be treated as primary and can only unlock the phone. Ask the Guy whether he setup multiple accounts on the phone. Try to unlock with all accounts. You can read the "Kaushik Dhakal's" comment above where he unlocked the phone after 24 hours.

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    2. Can I know what's your phone's status now. Is it still locked?

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  33. I lost my phone last night and we locked it using the Android Device Manager (it's a Samsung 6 Edge) so that if someone found it they would not be able to access the information. It was returned to me the next day and now I am not able to log in. The screen says wait 5 minutes. I went to the Android Device Manager and changed the password thinking that I had the wrong one and it was incorrect and said to wait 10 minutes. Is this situation the same as "FRP" and I need to wait 72 hours?

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    1. No it is not FRP. Have you tried unlocking your phone with your previous lock pattern, PIN or whatever that you have used. Open ADM website on a PC and login with your same Google account that is setup on your phone. If your phone is visible here then FRP is not activated and you can unlock the phone with your pin or pattern. If still not unlocked then do update me, I'll help.

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  34. To the point, I forgot the password after pèrforming factory reset ,what should I do then?

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    1. Reset the password then wait for 24 hours then unlock your phone with new password.

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    2. so reading all this thread i understand this is my fault. I've got stuck on google verification by resetting my google account password and wiping my zenfone 2 to get MM update.
      Searchinq for a work around i've changed my backup e-mail account, phone number to get sms verification code on and so on...i've surely messed up my account here and there after the factory reset.
      The only thing SURELY didn't change is the google mail account itself.
      Will the FRP timer start by "last pass change", "last account info change" or the hard reset?

      This sounds crazy to me btw...i mean you can lose/forget a password, it CAN happen for hundreds reasons! its so frustrating having tons and tons of passwords, pins, fingerprints, "eye"scanner and still cant get myself verified by my device.
      Thanks in advance

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    3. Thanks abhishek, people like you enrich the net.
      Google SHOULD warn all of us android world about this with capital letters.

      I do often follow tech news, and only came up with this info when facing the issue, also they should demand companies selling phones with android to keep up to date this info. (Recently checked my moto G 2015 support and their guide through out recovery data wiping dont even mention this whole fu** frp thing)

      Phones shouldn't be tether like that to a google account, frp could be improved really really much. For example, calling my phone company could've solved my problem without waiting any time and it could've be much more "confidentially" and more efficient against "thief by passes".
      Whatever, I'll tell you how it goes my phone unlock tomorrow.

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    4. I agree with you that Google's FRP can be improved. Since it is specically designed to work against unauthorized access but it also troubles the original owners. However, if you know your account password then unlocking the phone after 24 hours brings some relief that you can use the phone again.

      You can unlock the phone if you know the password, but only after 24 hours. Good luck, you can post your unlocking status.

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    5. Hello Ivan Proto you can unlock the phone after 24 hours by entering the new password of the previously synced account. FRP starts when a hard reset is done, that's it. You can disable it though by going to "Developer Options>Allow OEM unlocking". Just enable it to disable FRP.

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  35. im currently on the 72 hr hold...does the locked phone have to be ON during the 72 hr hold or can it be turned off?
    also how do we know exactly what time will the 72 hr hold be over?

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    1. Its not 72-hour, just 24 hours now. Did you remember when you did the hard reset. Suppose if you performed hard reset on Monday at 4 PM then you can unlock the phone on Tuesday after 4 PM. You don't need to keep it ON, just switch it off. When 24 hours pass enter you previously synced account details and login to unlock the phone.

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  36. Yes thanks so much 24 hrs passedo and my dad was able to login in to his phone..I'm happy bc I had to lend him mine for the time being! The for the article!
    Did the they reform the 72 hrs wait bc of complaints?

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    1. Great to hear, you finally unlocked the phone. Yes, many users found this situation a big problem. Because why an owner gets his phone locked just because of a factory reset and unable to use the phone for 3 days. This is totally ridiculous. 3 days without a phone is a more pain giving situation since you can't make calls or use the phone either. So, I think Google reduced the FRP time to 24 hours but still thieves don't have a chance to unlock the phone.

      Good Luck. You can disable this FRP lock by going to "Developer Options>Allow OEM Unlocking", just enable it. But it may not be a good idea since in case of a theft any one can use your phone after a reset because there would be no FRP lock then.

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  37. i have a very big problem here. i actually had 5 accounts in google which is in my android phone, because im using it for pokemon go, i decided to make another google account a DUMMY account which i add to google and i forgot its email and password cause its just a dummy account, now im stuck at google verification after i hard reset my phone i keep putting my main google account and keep saying PLEASE SIGN IN AS THE OWNER OF THIS DEVICE. please help me sir.

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    1. Use the account which was first added to the phone. Since you had 5 accounts, so in this case Google may consider the oldest account that was added to the phone. Keep trying with your oldest account that was first added to the phone.

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  38. So now the official wait timeout is 24 hours?

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    1. Yes its now 24 hours and most people have unlocked their android phones within this period.

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  39. bro i have another question, after 24 hours can i used my other account which is also added to this phone long time ago, so that i can now access my phone. i really need your help.

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    1. When you add multiple accounts to your android phone then only one can be selected as a primary. So, I can't help you here because I can't tell which account was set as primary prior to factory reset. You can only try to login with all of your emails. If nothing works then take it service center and reflash the phone. This is the only way to unlock the phone. Good Luck.

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    2. by the way bro how ill i know if my phone is banned for 24 hours or 72hours?
      i check my google account in my pc and go to device management check the recent device and i see my OPPO f1 used 16hours ago, i hard reset it yesterday at 9/8/2016 8pm philippine time

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    3. is it possible to get the google email address by using the verification code they sent to my number. cause i believe that the last account i added to this device is the primary which is my dummy account and i forgot the email but i know the passwrd.. huhu need help.

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    4. I would suggest you to keep logging in your phone every 24 hours with every email that was added to your phone. This is the only option that you can try. If nothing works reflash the phone with stock ROM.

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  40. Hello! My dad did the master reset. Changed the password. This was in September 8 around 5 pm. On Sunday at 8 pm we attempted to log in with the same gmail acct and new password. Received the "must log in with existed gmail". Gave up. Turned off phone. We are attempting today and now it is stuck on the checking connection screen. Thoughts?

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    1. Are you sure that the account you are using is the right one? Please make sure that you have a working Wi-Fi connection. It will unlock, keep trying with your previously synced gmail account.

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  41. Yes. The account is the one he originally used when setting up the phone. Attempted to access the phone today. September 13. Same error. "use the account you originally used." We do not have a Samsung Store here. What is the next step?

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    1. Use ODIN to flash your Samsung phone. Download the right ROM file for your Samsung phone from www.sammobile.com and use ODIN to flash the ROM. Hopefully it should remove the FRP. Which Samsung phone you are using?

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  42. My mom's HTC one M9 starting acting up while we were on vacation at the beach. I factory reset her phone with recovery mode because we could not get into settings. I tried logging into her Google account and was told the password was incorrect, so i reset it. So I'm assuming I will now have to wait 24 hours and then try logging on with the new password? Does my location have anything to do with it? We are now back at my house which is 1 1/2 hours from the beach where we originally reset the phone. Btw, I did not have to use wifi, it let me do it with the network. Will this cause any problems, or will I just need to wait the 24 hours?

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    1. Because you have changed the password then you have to wait 24 hours. After 24 hours pass you should login with the new password and the phone will unlock. Location has nothing to do with, but I suggest you to use the same network that you used prior to factory reset.

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  43. Hi my mom and I were on vacation and her phone started acting up, and we couldn't do anything on it. I had to factory reset from recovery mode because I could not get to settings or anything. I did that, and got the Google screen and had to sign into Google.We reset the password because we weren't sure we were using the right one. Then it just kept looping saying please sign in with the account owners info blah blah blah. After reading this I understand we need to wait 24 hrs and then sign in with the new password and it should work? We are now back at my house which is an hour and a half away from where we were, does the location have anything to do with it?? I didn't have to use wifi during the setup, it let me use mobile data, does that affect anything? I haven't changed the password again, we've just left it alone since I read this and found out what the problem was. She has a HTC One M9 from T-Mobile. We are able to sign into the Google account from computer and tablet. We're going to wait the 24 hours and then try again with the new password, I just wanted to know if any of the other factors would affect the process..thanks

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    1. Because the password is changed. So just wait for 24 hours and use the new password to login. Location will not affect the process and you can use the mobile data network. During these 24 hours don't change the password again. Keep us updated about your status.

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  44. i was delete my account but now i recover it from google support.can i unlock my phon with this account or not.and is it again retriped 72 hour security by recovering my account?thanx

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    1. First recover your Google account and then try to login. This is the only option that you have.

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  45. i have already recover my account with same password.so tell me please what should i do.

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    1. Just wait 3 full days and try again. If you are still not able to log in then your account info is wrong. Or there might be multiple accounts on the phone before factory reset.

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  46. i did the same thing.. form the recovery mode did the wipe cache and data, but with less battery it switched of and the factory reset happened.. and then i changed my gmail password, as i had forgotten my gmail password.. after reading the article i assume by tomorrow 10PM i will be able to log in with my new password as it takes 24 hours only.. Thanks abhishek for putting up this much effort and taking care of every person posting here.. i am using one plus two.. i will post my findings tomorrow.. to tell what happened after 24 hours,..

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    1. Thanks Vibhav. Don't forget to post your status here after 10 PM tonight. Good Luck.

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  47. My phone is Alcatel Flash 2. It was reset and on September 14 5:55AM, I chaged my password. This is the only gmail I used on my phone. I can open the gmail in the computer and I checked if this email was connected to my device and yes it was. I read this article and waited 3 days. It is now past the 72-hour period, September 17, 6:52AM. Still, I cannot get pass this 'verify your account' loop. HELP. thanks

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    1. if you have enabled 2-step verification then disable it and then try again. But do not change password again.

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  48. My gmail's 2-step verification is turned off. Yes, I haven't changed my password since the last time (Sept. 14 5:55AM). At this moment, after many tries, still, unsuccessful. What do I do?

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    1. Try reflashing the phone with stock ROM. Well you can see that some people have unlocked their phones after 24 hours by using their previous Google account. If you are not able to login then you may be doing something wrong. Are you 100% sure that the gmail account that you are using was the only one which was setup prior to reset. Use the same Wi-Fi or mobile data network that you used earlier.

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  49. Yes I'm very sure this is the only one. Even when I checked the recently used devices before (using pc), this gmail is connected to my device. How do I reflash the phone with stock ROM?

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    1. Which phone do you have? If you have Samsung then you can use ODIN to flash the stock firmware.

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  50. Hello, I bought a new phone, android 6, and I just started it and cannot ad my google account, the password did not worked. Changed the password but it still does not work. I did not made a factory reset and I waited already 72 hours, BUT THE PHONE IS STILL LOCKED. Please help me what to do

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    1. I think you received a locked phone. I suggest you to return it and get a replacement. Or ask the seller to unlock the phone. The phone can only be unlocked with an account that was synced before factory reset. Somebody did factory reset the phone and sold it to you. Now you are stuck on the login screen. Ask the seller about the gmail account that was setup on the phone.

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    2. I fixed the problem, I did a factory reset and then entered the previous google account with the latest password and it worked. I think the problem was that it asked me the password I set on the phone, and not the google password, that confused me, because there was no info telling what password I should enter, in this screen called "Confirm your password". This happened because I did not made the phone configuration form begin to end without interruption, but I did the configuration on time slots.
      This can be improved, in my opinion this can give a lot of headaches; to me it did.

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  51. Does Flashing Stock ROM on Samsung J700fdd Marshmallow Can Bypass the Previous FRP Lock ?

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  52. Okay some of these give me hope, and others make me worry. My phone accidentally did a factory reset. I thought well crap, but shouldn't be a big deal as I will just log in, well turns out the password I thought was my Google password wasn't, it gave me the option of "forgot password" so I stupidly clicked on that (don't by the way unless you are totally out of guesses). So from reading on here I am stuck for hopefully only 24 hours and not the 72 Verizon is telling me?? I hope that's the case. Does it sound like I should just be able to turn the phone on, sign in with the new password I set up (I can get into GMail with it and it told me I changed it at 10:26 AM) and will go back to what it was?? I have Verizon Cloud backup daily..so I shouldn't have lost much, if anything.

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    1. You can successfully login after 24 hours.

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  53. hello, after reading your article, i get it now is 24 hour lock out if: i stupidity do factory reset when changed google password less than 24 hour.

    1) so i change my password last night 8:27pm, factory reset on next day about 10:00am. which 24 should i be counting? of cause 2nd day 10:00am should be the final hour.

    2) i'll be using the newly changed password, rite? tested with gmail, working.

    3) i get that wifi & mobile data is part of the verification too? what if i can't go back to the spot? new wifi cannot be accepted?

    finally thanks for your help. i bought a huawei P9 lite and accidentally deleted the health app than was not on play store, that's why i do factory reset to get it back.

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    1. 1. The factory reset clock started from 10:00 AM. You can unlock the device with a new password next day anytime after 10:00 AM.

      2. Yes, you will be using your new password to unlock the phone.

      3. There is no problem in connecting with Wi-Fi. You can connect to any Wi-Fi network during verification. I suggest you to use the same Wi-Fi or cellular network that you used previously.

      And do let us know about your phone's unlocking status.

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    2. unlocked. it's actually not that big deal if there were any messages telling us to wait or give us a timer. bring chaos to 1st time experience.

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    3. Yes, it's not a big deal if we know the credentials of the associated Google account. But if you someone forgets the account then trouble starts, otherwise it is not a problem if you know your Google account. Good Luck..

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  54. Thank you very very much for details. I used 3 google accounts and I know all the details concerned with them (email+password), but I don't remember which one of them was the last one I synced before hard reset (in recovery mode). and I deleted the phone synchronization from two of the 3 accounts accros windows browser (by using pc), is this prevent me fron unlock my phone after 3 days. please reply tank you.

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    1. No deleting the synchornization is not preventing you. Just use all the accounts one by one at a 24 hour interval. And see which account unlocks the phone.

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  55. My phone is coming up with "custom binary blocked by frp lock" - is this the same thing or something different? I've only had phone for two months.

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  56. Can i straight go to the samsung service centre to unlock my phone with the bill in online shopping site and with the box that the phone comes out without waiting 3 days?

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    1. Yes you can go to the service centre. However if you know the Google account details then you can unlock it. And the limit is now 24 hours not 3 days.

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  57. i've changed the google account password,,,& then did a hard reset on my ph. & now my ph. has this same problem....but actually i've also changed my password after the factory reset....so,,,will it cause any complexion after 72 hours???

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    1. Just wait 24 hours from the time you last changed the password after factory reset.

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  58. I have lenovo k3note with andriod 6.0 .. nd i did hard reset.. now its asking me to log in with the id which was synced. But the problem is that i remeber the id nd password but i dont remember the 2-nd step verification code.. nd i think i dint provided my mobile number.. now what can i do?

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    1. Hey Google sends the 2-step verification code by SMS or Voice call. You don't need to remember the code. 2-step verification can't be enabled without a phone number. After signing in what 2-step verification options you are getting?

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    2. After i enter id nd password it asks me to enter 8 digit code which u received from google.. but i dont get any code. So i try to other ways to login nd it asks me to enter a backup email which i do nd complete the procedure then it asks me to enter the reason for not able to log in i provide it nd then they say they will respond it in 3-5 days..

      Is there anyother way i can login with that account?

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    3. But where is Google sending that 8-digit code? Mobile or Email. If you haven't entered your recovery email or phone number then you have to provide full info of your account like creation date, 5 people's email addresses that you mailed recently etc.

      Google will respond within 3-5 days. But they will only remove the 2-step verification if you have provided right info during recovery process.

      But it is still not possible to activate 2-Step verification without a phone number. If Google is sending you the code then by default it is set to SMS. Google can't send the code anywhere else.

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    4. I dont knw where the code is sended by google .. bcauz it just says enter the code u received from google... it doenst mention where it sended.

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    5. Please post a screenshot of this problem on facebook page.

      facebook.com/pcnexus1

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  59. So when entering the Google account credentials after the 24 hrs does it matter which internet connection I'm on? Wi-Fi or cellular? BTW thanks so much for the article.

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    1. No it doesn't matter much. But your login details should be correct.

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  60. Is there any way to check whether how many hours have been completed since the 72 hrs. lockout started and if you have marked the device as lost and set up a pin and ring back feature ( I did it to check if it can bypass the pattern lock ) through the android device manager , will it effect the login process after the aforementioned 72 hrs. Lockout.
    Thanks.

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    1. The clock starts immediately after a factory reset. There is no way to check it. It is not 72 hours, it is just 24 hours now. Using android device manager will not affect the login process after 24 hours.

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    2. Is that 24hrs from last login attempt ??

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    3. No. The clock starts immediately after a factory reset is done. You can't login on your phone with that email during that 24 hours. After 24 hours things will get back to normal.

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  61. hey i bout a samsung yesterday set it up.today i put the chip in and says i have to set it up again but when i get to the google sign in it doesn't ewconize the password i originally added help please

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    1. First check that your password is correct. On any other phone or PC go to gmail.com and try to login there. If password doesn't work then you will need to change it.

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  62. hi, i have used adm when i tbought my phone was lost but when i entered the password it said incorrect and thatwas not numeric because iddnt know to use numerics only at that tym, then after getting too much irritated i pressed power home and vol down buttons of my samsung J1 to get it factory resetted but a screen flashes inwhich andriod robot and downloding do notturn off target is also flashing for three hours.. please help me out about whts going on what should idoo now? sit back and wait for 24 hours?

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    1. You have entered the download mode. Just remove the battery to get out of this mode. Change your gmail password then after 24 hours login to your account on your J1. Do remember that after changing the password you can only unlock your phone after 24 hours.

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  63. I bought a memorex tablet from Menards tonight. Unfortunately it must have been a return because I can't set it up. Anything I can do now? I'm assuming another gmail account was used by the previous owner who returned the tablet. I did a factory reset, thinking it would allow me to set it up. When it didn't work I ended up on this forum. I'm considering taking it back for a refund.

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    1. Yes you should take the refund. Why should you buy a locked tablet if you are paying for it. Get the refund.

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  64. But it is allready 72 hours, and my phone stil can't be locked. So, where is a problem ?

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    1. You are saying that your phone is unlocked and you want to lock it again??? Right????

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    2. Yes. I did hardreset of my phone, and i have android 5.1 and it's already four days and my phone still cant be unblock.

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    3. To unlock the phone you need to login with the Google account that was setup on the phone prior to factory reset. Phone can't be unlocked unless you login with the previously synced Google account. Which phone do you have?

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  65. Hi, I have just sold my xperia Z5 Compact to someone on eBay after doing a hard reset. I didn't know anything about FRP and now he cannot access it. Is there anything I can do for him or do I need the phone back to fix it? Thanks

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    1. To unlock the phone just sign in with your previously synced Google account. After the phone unlocks then do a factory reset from 'Settings>Backup & reset>Factory data Reset'. That's it. If you don't know the google account that you used on Z5 compact then try to perform manual override. Watch some videos on YouTube to remove frp from z5 compact.

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  66. Hi, r you sure its 24hours to wait before trying to log in again. I have a Samsung galaxy edge 7 and its been locked for more than 24 hrs but still isn't responding

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    1. You need to login with the previously synced Google account. The phone will not be unlocked unless you login with the Google account that was setup on your phone prior to factory reset.

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  67. I'm a owner of a moto g3 device,marshmallow. Since my device was frozen I had to do a force restart. But after this I can't access my device,it asks for the previously used ID and password for the sign in. But since I've changed changed my Gmail password few months back I can't get the previously owned password which I used to log in to device for the first time. It's very frustrating. Is there any way out of it? What is the solution?

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    1. You can still unlock the phone with the new password. But use the previously synced Gmail ID. The FRP lock requires the current password of your Google account. If you have changed the password after a factory reset then you will need to wait 24 hours before you can unlock your phone. If 24 hours have been passed then you can unlock the phone with the current password of previously synced Gmail ID.

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  68. I have three accounts in my phone but I dont know which one was previously synced. So please tell me how to find which one was previously synced.

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    1. Go to myaccount.google.com and check the account activity. It will show the date, time and the device on which your Google account was last synced. Check this for all the three account. The account with the latest sync details is your main account that was synced on your phone.

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    2. thanks but can't I unlock my device from all accounts

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    3. No I am not sure about this. However, you can check by using all of your accounts one by one. If this works then good, otherwise use the Google account activity to find the most recently synced account.

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  69. (My comment did not show up so i'll repost again)
    Since yesterday, I have encountered a 24 hours period or 72 hours in my Digiland 7" Quad Core Tablet because i changed the password before factory reset. Then I changed my password during factory reset which would make me wait for few hours after the 24 hours. I bought a same device for backup purposes just in case my previous device does not want to unlock even after the 24 hour period. Im just curious, if i set up my same account on a device that is the same module as the device that is locked up without changing my password, will it do the same thing after factory reset?

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    1. No, your new device will work as usual even if the old device was locked because of the previously set Google account. Don't worry its just a matter of 24 hours. Wait and unlock, its just that simple.

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  70. When does the 72 hours lockout start?...is it everytime I Hard reset or factory reset the phone?...so when I do that it also resets the 72 hours?...it is already pass 72 hours since I made the 1st hard reset...but before that...not knowing about this problem...I have multiple hard reset my device...im using a nexus 6...it was my dads...so I dont have a problem in google account...ive reset my phone just now...to track the lockout period...so should I wait 24hrs or 72hrs?...if I log in My account within the lockout...does it also reset the lockout time?...or should I just hide my phone and wait until 24hrs or 72hrs are over?...Help thanks

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    1. You can try logging in after 24 hours. Don't hard reset again and again. Just wait full one day and use your previously synced Google account to unlock the phone. It is just that simple.

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  71. I logged in an account..and got to the part where I need to agree...but I went back to the Sign in Email...but does that mean that I logged in ...in the right account?...coz I just found out awhile ago that when My Dad retrieve his other account...he change the password...but did I Logged in the right account if I got to the part where I should Agree on terms and conditions?...thanks

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    1. First of all if you did factory reset a phone and then used another gmail ID on it then it will not work. If your Dad retrieved the main account and changed the password then he should have to wait 24 hours so that he can log into his phone with his old gmail ID that was previously synced with the phone.

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  72. Its now been 36 hours and I still get the same 24 hour message. Could there be another issuse? I changed the passward on a Saturday at 4pm. At 8.00 am Monday, still unable to access. I have the right password. Any suggestions?

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    1. Did you use multiple accounts on the phone? Only the main account will work if there were multiple accounts. You can contact me directly on our twitter page for more help.

      twitter.com/pcnexus

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  73. So I got the right account for the phone. Turns out my dad had 3 accounts in google. One in each new phone he has...lols...so Ive got the phone working now...thanks for the help Bro...Thumbs Up! ^_^

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  74. Wishing this was featured more prominently on the internet.
    I only made a gmail account to start the phone. i never used it afterwards but i did enable a backup plan with my regular mail should i forget the password. I reset my telephone after it wanted me to for some sort of security updates. after the update it asked for my gmail account again yesterday evening. i did not know my password and reset it. And voila even 24 hours later i cannot enter my phone, it does not say incorrect password like when i enter a wrong password.
    "unable to sign in to device due to a recent password change, please wait 24 hours before trying again."



    i waited the 24 hours but still cannot get in, i only had 1 gmail account, after the password change i can enter it online with the pc, but not with my telephone.
    I tried making a new google account with a new mail adress to bypass this bullshit another route but that didnt work either.
    Is there an update to the 24hours change, is it 72 again or is there something else wrong? tx in advance for your words of wisdom.

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    1. The limit is still 24 hours. I suggest you first reset the password and gain control of your Gmail account that was synced with the phone before factory reset. To reset password use your PC or any other phone. Then after resetting the password wait for full 24 hours not even a minute less because the clock is set at Google servers and we can do nothing about this. When it gets 24 hours and 1 minute you can login in to your phone without any problem.

      But make sure you are using the same account that was previously synced with the phone. Any other Google account will not work.

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    2. What to do if we couldn't unlock the phone? We wipw all the cache. And it says there that google frp could not sync.

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    3. I’m trying to get all this…
      Now if I am on my phone (I have an s7 edge) and logged into my gmail account and have no pass set up on my screen for the phone just set to swipe…
      I do not remember the pass for the gmail account, but I also have no data I want in the cloud. If fact I would rather not have the cloud at all and would rather not have any gmail account on my phone.
      I know I would need it to download apps, but I don’t play angry birds, I assume if I change my mind I can make a new account at a later time.
      So if I use OEM Unlocking (turn off device protection) or to be very exact “allow device to be OEM unlocked… then do a factory reset from the settings panel…
      What would happen?
      Would I get a clean start with no Google cloud? Or is it going to Google-lock me out? And what would happen to the Samsung cloud?

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    4. If you enable "OEM unlocking' then FRP will be disabled and you can hard reset your S7 edge without fear of getting locked. It will be a clean reset, all your files will be deleted from the phone. Though they can be recovered with a recovery software.

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  75. I have another thought...
    Why not just delete the gmail account then do a factory reset?
    Will it reset? or do will I need the pass for the gmail to delete the gmail?
    Remember i am already logged in as it is always on. I just keep all my sinc stuff turned off...
    Or is it gonna lock me out anyhow?

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    1. If you delete Google account from your phone then you can still hard reset safely even if the OEM unlocking is disabled. Since there is no account on your phone then how and on which account will Google enable the FRP, it is technically impossible for Google servers. FRP is related to the account that your phone uses. No Google account means No FRP.

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  76. So I bought this S6 edge plus two days ago. Set up my google account, fingerprint lock and pin.
    Inserted the pin 24 hours ago and I'm locked out. Stuck on the animation screen with a red inscription saying Custom Binary Blocked by FRP lock.
    Pressing the home+ power + lower volume button takes me to this interface I have noidea of.
    Pressing the up button+ power+ home says Recovery Is Not Seandroid Enforced.
    Ps...It's been a while since I used android.
    So my questions are
    1. Which one is the hard reset and when does the 24 hours start?

    2.What's with that interface?

    3.WHat happens after my 24/72 hours?

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    1. Re-install phone's firmware and your problem will be solved. If you use KIES then the custom binary problem will be removed but can't say about the FRP. But if you use ODIN to flash your phone's firmware then this will also remove FRP lock.

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